House Republicans and Democrats Get Testy
After three days of bickering during the special session on transportation, legislators are starting to dispense with the niceties.
In debating a bill at the Rules Committee this morning, Del. R. Steven Landes (R-Augusta) started to use the term "Democrat friends" when he was quickly interrupted.
"Excuse me, did he say Democrat?'' House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry) asked. "I believe it's Democratic."
Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) defended Landes. "Friends was the important word,'' he said.
"Actually grammar matters. Sorry, Mr. Speaker," Del. Kristen J. Amundson (D-Fairfax) said.
When Landes resumed talking, he stayed away from the word and used the safer term "friends from the other side" instead.
June 26, 2008; 11:13 AM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , General Assembly 2008 , Transportation
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